Researched and compiled by Margery Masinter

 

Bibliography

Bisland, Elizabeth. Proposed Plan of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration. 1896. https://archive.org/details/proposedplanofco00bisl.

Hellman, Geoffrey T. “A Reporter at Large: No. 9 Lexington Avenue.” New Yorker (October 29, 1938): 58.

Details of the Hewitt family and their home at 9 Lexington Avenue.

Hewitt, Edward R. Those Were the Days: Tales of a Long Life. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1943.

Autobiography with stories of Peter Cooper, Abram Hewitt, and family.

Hewitt, Eleanor G. The Making of a Modern Museum. New York: Wednesday Afternoon Club, 1919. https://archive.org/details/makingofmodernmu00hewi.

Founded in 1888, the Wednesday Afternoon Club was composed of New York women in prominent social and literary circles. The paper delivered by Eleanor on the history of the Cooper Union Museum was printed as a pamphlet and widely distributed.

“The Hewitt Ladies.” Chronicle of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration vol. 1, no. 3 (April 1937): 79–89. https://archive.org/details/chronicleofmuseu01coop.

Issue dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the museum.

Kennedy, Matthew J., Margery Masinter, and Sue Shutte. Cooper Hewitt Short Stories (blog). https://www.cooperhewitt.org/category/short-stories/.

Tales of the early collection and the continued development of The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration.

Masinter, Margery and Sue Shutte. Meet the Hewitts (blog). https://www.cooperhewitt.org/category/meet-the-hewitts/.

The story of the Hewitt sisters published as fifteen “posts” and featured in Design News, a monthly e-newsletter from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Nevins, Allan. Abram S. Hewitt: With Some Account of Peter Cooper. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1935.

Biography of Abram Hewitt and his family, with photographs.

Ringwood Manor guest books. 4 vols.: 1876–84, 1884–90, 1891–1902, 1902–32. ringwoodmanor.org/ringwood-manor-guestbooks.

A record of guests and house parties at Ringwood, with colorful sketches, poems, stories, cartoons, and autographs.

 

Archival Resources

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Library
2 East 91st Street New York, NY
cooperhewitt.org/collections/library
cooperhewitt.org/collections

The Cooper Union Archives and Special Collections
The Cooper Union Library
7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003

The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
metmuseum.org/collections
Sarah Hewitt Collection, Gift of Princess Viggo

Ringwood Manor
1304 Sloatsburg Road
Ringwood, New Jersey 07456
ringwoodmanor.org

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
600 Maryland Avenue SW
Suite 3000, Washington, DC 20024
siarchives.si.edu
Record Unit 000267